A friend of mine shared with me this article (click on link below) about inflammation and auto-immune disease and it was so fascinating I had to share: http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/30/how-to-stop-attacking-yourself-9-steps-to-heal-autoimmune-disease/
This article so resonated with me because Dr. Hyman may as well have been writing about me. I was told I had Inflammatory Breast Cancer and I have never been so afraid in my life. Turns out, instead, it was my body being angry and attacking itself. It was also discovered I had Sjogren’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis, along with Fibromyalgia. My body hurt, I was swollen and puffy, I had extreme exhaustion, fungal sinus infections, asthma, etc. (in fact, all of my blog posts can attest to how awful things were for me). It wasn’t until I started seeing a Functional Medicine Doctor that things began to change. I’m now completely off all my meds, all my labs have come back in the normal range, I know which trigger foods to avoid and I am living a happy, active life. I feel fantastic! I’m running a 10k in a few days, a 12k in a month and a half, and a half marathon in September. I have my life back. And you can do the same.
If you or a loved one are currently suffering from any type of asthma, allergy, autoimmune diseases, etc., read the article; look into seeing a Functional Medicine Doctor. I once thought this was all pure nonsense. It wasn’t until I got really sick and was desperate to try anything, that I took this step. And it was life changing. It takes a lot of work, you have to be diligent and follow the plan but to be off all meds is a miracle. I feel fantastic and am pretty much symptom free. Really, if I can do it, so can you!